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Sustainability taking roots in the housing market

Takeaway: Sustainability is seen as an important driver for homebuilders. Environmental sustainability, in the housing sense, means a new way of driving cost savings with energy conservation and appealing to the eco-friendly lifestyles of younger homebuyers or those going green. In the Green Outlook 2011 report published by McGraw-Hill Construction, government actions – including legislation […]

Green has been a silver lining for home builders, but more is needed

The green building market has made all the difference during the downturn in new construction. Despite the decrease in new construction starts, green homes have increased in share—and in value, to be 16% of the market (up from 10% in 2008). Furthermore, in a recent study of builders attending the NAHB’s Green Home Building Conference, […]

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